Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

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Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

The EDU-STEM network coordinates teaching and research through evidence-based classroom experiences across the biology curriculum. The four objectives are:

  • Reveal differences, if they exist, in the cultural climate for women and minorities in STEM disciplines (initially focusing on biology) as a function of geography, institution type, and cultural profile of the participating departments;

  • Increase the number of faculty in the United States that are familiar with barriers to inclusion in STEM, and can apply evidence-based techniques for countering known barriers;

  • Develop a community of faculty that can serve as leaders—at their home institutions and nationally—in inclusive teaching and assessment;

  • Identify cultural factors associated with a shift towards evidence-based teaching, especially pertaining to inclusive teaching.

These activities will be integrated throughout thousands of students’ first and second years of higher education, and all of them involve evidence- based techniques and experiences.

Where is EDU-STEM?

The points on this map represent our Year One partners. EDU-STEM is still growing, so check back occasionally to watch as the network progresses!

Monthly Spotlight

Advancing Analytics: Jordan Harshman and BUDDIE

Advancing a field of research isn’t always about gathering new data—sometimes progress is rooted in the systems that support analysis. Jordan Harshman is a member of EDU-STEM who is using his background in coding to push education research forward in exciting and innovative ways.

Jordan is an assistant professor at Auburn University wrapping up his third year on the job. In that short time he’s already established his own lab that focuses on doctoral level chemistry education. His specialization in chemistry gives him a unique view among other EDU-STEM partners, helping to broaden the network’s reach across STEM disciplines. Read the full story.